Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

Google Says You Should Avoid Link Building

By Chris Crum February 16, 2015

You know how you’ve been building links to your website for years, trying to get Google look upon it more favorably? Well, according to Google, you shouldn’t bother doing that. Do you think there’s still value to link building? Let …

Link Building for Bing Rankings: Dos and Don’ts

It’s easy for businesses to get caught up in Google’s expectations for their sites, when trying to market through search. That’s certainly a wise thing to do, considering Google dominates the search market by a huge margin. Still, there are other search engines that people are using, and it is also wise to make sure your site is performing to the best of its ability in those too.

Using Twitter For Link Building

Links on Twitter are already nofollowed and most are shortened anyway by a shortener. What use can Twiitter be for link building? Link building Eric Ward says the site is perfect for finding niche experts.

It’s not about huge amounts of followers or traffic spikes. You can get that kind of traffic from Digg. But the advantage of Twitter, says Ward, is that people specific to an industry are out there, findable on Twitter.

Link Building With Articles

There are many different ways that a link can be built. One that is often overlooked but which can have huge rewards is writing and submitting articles. The reason article writing and submission is arguably one of the best of the link building methods is that it not only functions as a link building exercise but also a traffic source. Honestly, can you think of a better use of your online marketing time than a tactic that provides for traffic and which can help improve your search engine visibility? Neither can I.

PubCon: Think Big for Link Building Through Social Media

Out in Las Vegas at PubCon, Mike McDonald of WebProNews spoke with Eric Enge, who was one of the speakers at the session entitled "Real-World Low-Risk, High-Reward Link Building Strategies." You might be familiar with Enge. He’s been a WebProNews blog partner for some time. He’s the StoneTemple Consulting guy, and he’s developed a reputation over the years as a reputable source for information about link building.

A Beginners Guide To Link Building

Link building is an essential ingredient in ranking your website highly on the major search engines. 

SMX: Link Building Techniques

In the "Blow Your Mind Link Building Techniques" at SMX Advanced in Seattle, Roger Montti, founder and owner of MartiniBuster.com spoke about link building techniques.

(Coverage of the SMX Advanced Conference continues at WebProNews Videos. Keep an eye on WebProNews for more notes and videos from the event this week.)

ACCM: Better Links For Higher Search Rankings

In the session "Secrets for Getting More and Better Links for Higher Search Rankings," Stephan Spencer founder and president of Netconcepts talked about free tools to use for checking link popularity.

SEO Step Five of Ten: Link Building

Welcome to part five in this ten part SEO series. The ten parts of the SEO process we will be covering are:

An Introduction To SEO
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Welcome to Daryl Quenet’s introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), optimizing design, and how to maximize your websites search engine positioning for the major search engines.

When it comes to running an effective website that ranks well on the search engine results pages (SERPs), there are three major factors that can influence the number of search engine referrals (incoming searches) you get. This applies to all the major search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Live).

Content Is King

The Horror of Search Engine Penalties & Filters
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There are two words that are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any website proprietor: penalties and filters.

They damage rankings and ultimately may result in banishment from the search engines. However, before panic sets in, let us guide you through the basics of penalties and filters.

A penalty is caused by significant violations of a search engine’s website guidelines, such as:

Recognizing the Best SEM Posts

Learning all there is to learn in Search Engine Marketing is no easy feat.

There’s no real text book, and if there was it would be outdated right after it was published I’m sure. The best place to get the best information in Search Marketing is from immersing yourself in the blogs of SEO and SEM.

Link Expert Slams Linking Strategies
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Eric Ward doesn’t mind pointing out that of the top ten Google results for "link building expert" his name pops up six times. Call it good keyword branding if you like, bust most in the SEO industry will tell you he’s earned his title. Because of that, it might sting a little more when he pens a lengthy I told you so about linking strategies.

An SEO Checklist for the New Year

While many are using this time to reminisce about the year that was, here’s a simple SEO check list for those of you that are already looking for bigger and better SEO results in 2008. If more free traffic from the search engines is your new year’s resolution – then commit to these essentials:

1. Stop Stabbing in the Dark – Keyword Intelligence

Build Links While Publishing Your Full RSS Feed

Many bloggers have been touting the benefits of publishing your full blog or site’s full RSS feed. In fact, they have been talking about it for a long time. But did you know that most likely even if you are publishing your full RSS feed you are not taking advantages of its link building benefits?

Rapper Teaches Lizz-ink Building 101

You’re about to reach the end of the Internet. Please keep hands and feet inside the web browser at all times. Final destination: A YouTube video featuring a link-building rap. And it’s not half-bad, either.

New Strategies To Building Links
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Link building, done correctly and without causing the search engines to think you’re doing something wrong, can turn the right anchor text into SERP ranking gold.